Nov 22, 2009 11:00am EST
to anyone and may the best car win. somewhere in america, there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, 69,000 people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. how's your daughter, manny? good. we were just going over prescription drug plans. medicare, huh? (manny) umm-huh. i'm there next year. yeah, every year during open enrollment i can review my plan. mine still works for me. now how 'bout a plan for up here? (whistles) uh-uh. (announcer) now's the time to review your medicare prescription drug and health plans. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. immune plus shot. this little shot is more like a big shot of-- (dog barking) ...for your immune system. feel the-- (dog barking) feel the good >>> our conversation, joining me here in washington, ed henry, senior political analyst gloria borger and sen
Nov 29, 2009 9:00am EST
in america, well, then how do you explain all this? chevy malibu, cobalt, silverado, and the all-new equinox. compare them to anyone. may the best car win. >>> back with two top senators. republican richard lugar and democrat jack reed. let's stay on afghanistan. you mentioned before the break, senator lugar, the goal is to train 134,000 afghan security forces by next october. that would require 5,000 a month. and yet, just this past month, the afghani government failed its target by more than 2,000. some would say that this is iraq deja vu. that the united states government keeps say we're going to train them, we're going to train them, we're going to train them and because of problems with the afghan government, in this case, corruption, people leaving once they get the training, it won't get done. do you trust the other side of the equation? do we have a reliable partner in the afghan government? >> for the moment, we don't have a reliable partner. and that's a question, clearly, of the building process. if the training occurs, will the government really take hold? we don't know, frankly.
Nov 29, 2009 11:00am EST
that line from afghanistan to the united states of america and say, you know why we're here? do you remember 9/11? do you remember al qaeda? our mission, as he described early spring is to seek, destroy and get rid of al qaeda to a certain extent and the taliban when there's overlap there which is a lot of it. he needs to remind people that this isn't about propping up karzai. this is not about the afghan government. that's obviously an element you've got to strengthen, but it's not about that, it's about us, and if he can't make that connection, he's got a problem. >> if this continues to spiral downward, next year you have pakistan where they have nuclear weapons. >> and to that point, have the american people -- do our presidents, do our members of congress, do us in our business, do we spend enough time constantly reminding people? because even if things go perfectly in afghanistan, most of al qaeda is on the pakistan side. so essentially u.s. forces in afghanistan are the fire department that if pakistan does its job, al qaeda can't come across the border seeking refuge. >> absolutely.
Nov 22, 2009 12:00pm EST
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Nov 22, 2009 9:00am EST
can go overseas. none of those choices are good for new hampshire, go ahead for america, or good for workers. >> let's talk about how we pay for this. the senate bill would cost about $850 billion over ten years. here's how it's currently paid for you in the proposal before you. a 40% tax on so-called cadillac insurance plans, those that cost over $8,500. increase in the medicare payroll tax for those making over $250,000 a year. and a 5% tax on elective cosmetic procedures, already lovingly called the botax here in washington, d.c. as you know, a number of these proposals are quite controversial and your friends in the labor movement particularly don't like the cadillac insurance plan tax. here's what jim haoffa says. "this provision is a massive increase on the middle class by calling it a tax on insurers, but it is naive to think that insurers won't pass this tax directly on to workers. the idea this tax will curtail rising premiums is just dead wrong." is jim hoffa right? >> generally is. >> would you prefer that proposal? >> i would prefer that we look more that the version
Nov 23, 2009 1:00am EST
under scrutiny in one of america's biggest cities scrambling to explain this one. we have just reached someone from the department. you'll hear from them live in just a minute. >>> as we work on the details of that one, we first go to a story that affects all americans. health care reform. just this weekend an historic vote from the senate to officially start the debate on the democrats' massive reform bill. the vote, 60-39. straight along party lines. republicans came out swinging today, though, in an exclusive report you're about to see the new national republican party strategy to go after several democrats, key democrats, to the health care debate. >> saturday night. as americans lay down for sleep, moderate democrats laid down their beliefs. sold out their constituents. rolled by pressure from barack obama and harry reid, they voted to move forward a government-run health care bill our nation does not want and can't afford. one member sold her vote to the highest bidder. one member sold out his principles. two more lost what little credibility they had on fiscal responsibility. an
Nov 29, 2009 12:00pm EST
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Nov 22, 2009 11:00pm EST
united states army and smeared united states of america over this. >> reporter: the investigator informs hatley the secret is out and it's bound to get worse. >> a hell of a lot of pretty well concerned high level people. they're grabbing their ankles and bracing for what's bound to be an ugly damn mess if this becomes a big drawn out public knife fight. >> reporter: hatley would eventually ask for a lawyer. and that would end this session. he left no clues as to why he pulled the trigger that day. this video was shot during hatley's four-day trial. you can barely make them out. that's john and kim hatley walking into court. >> move away. for respect for them. >> reporter: soldiers shield him from our camera. they form a barricade. once again, protecting their leader. all three soldiers were convicted of premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder. in this military courtroom in germany. they're now all prisoners at ft. leavenworth in kansas. two other sold dwriers were sen prison but are now free. joshua hartson is the private who confronted our camera crew. he was o
Nov 23, 2009 2:00am EST
renewal is making things right here in america. the american renewal is happening right now. people think that honda is always the most fuel efficient choice. well, this chevy cobalt xfe has better highway mileage than a comparable honda civic. this chevy traverse has better mileage than honda pilot. the all-new chevy equinox has better mileage than honda cr-v. and chevy malibu has better mileage than accord. however, honda does make something that we just can't compete with. it's self propelled. chevy. compare us to anyone and may the best car win. or 100 pringles. both cost the same, but only the pringles superstack can makes everything pop! ♪ ♪ whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ hey, hey [ male announcer ] the choice is yours... 100 of these or 100 pringles. same cost but a lot more fun. everything pops with the pringles superstack can!